Overview:
In this practical how-to webinar, EE Times and a panel of engineers who use these tools regularly in their jobs will cut through the social media clutter and show you how to use tools like LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter professionally to network, market your skills, and stay employed in an uncertain economy.

Presenters:
Mike Delaney, Founder and President, Global Network Recruiting (GNR)
Mike DeLaney has over 15 years of experience working with technology companies throughout North America. He graduated from the SUNY Institute of Technology with a degree in EE. Prior to recruiting, Mike worked as an engineer for Westinghouse/IST before realizing that an engineering career was not for him. He landed a position with a small firm and found that technical recruiting was his calling. In 2000, he founded Global Network Recruiting–the leading hi-tech recruiting firm nationwide. Mike’s success is due to his engineering background, industry experience and his ability to perfectly match candidates to specific positions. Today, Mike has a highly talented team of recruiters working with Fortune 100 companies and innovative technology based start-ups.

Eric Mantion, Social Media Sherpa, Intel Embedded & Communications Group
Eric owns the Social Media strategy, including Twitter, Facebook, and Community for Intel’s largest “growth pillar” – the $1B+ Embedded Group that focuses on everything from Robots & Communications Infrastructure to Smarter Home Phones & In-vehicle Entertainment systems. Prior to joining Intel in 2005, Eric was a Senior Analyst with the research firm In-Stat. He also worked at a smaller semiconductor company after spending 7 years in the US Navy as a nuclear trained submarine officer. He is a graduate of the US Naval Academy with a BS in Physics.

Todd Sierer, Director of Social Media and Development, Edmund Optics, Inc.
Todd Sierer recently joined Edmund Optics, Inc., a leading supplier of optical components and imaging solutions, to head up its social media strategy. As an engineer who now works on “the dark side” (a.k.a marketing) he avoids high-minded, business-speak and works on projects that help reach engineers in ways that actually make sense. Previously Todd was LabVIEW Community Manager at National Instruments and creator, writer and actor in “An Engineering Mind,” an online video series about life as an engineer.

Moderator:
Karen Field, VP-EE Life Community, UBM Electronics
In her role overseeing EE Times’ EE Life Community, Karen focuses on developing content that resonates within the culture of the engineering community and leads the charge across EE Times website implementing social media strategies which span the full product line up. A former design engineer, Karen brings more than 20 years of experience working in the electronic media industry at Reed Business Information, including Design News, Electronics Weekly, and EDN. A hallmark of Karen’s work has been the creation of highly unique content that leverages conventional and
cutting-edge media and showcases community-generated content.